This is Leslie Shade's presentation from ISDT10 in Porto, Portugal.
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The Cocktail Chatter Line My academic career has been concerned with the social and policy aspects of information and communication technologies (ICTs), with a focus on gender, youth, and political economy. This research interrogates and promotes the public interest in ICT policy; conference presentations, publications, research grants and community service reflect my goal to inform academic and non-academic communities, thus contributing to a social justice agenda. SSHRC grants have thus engaged activist and policy communities.
Stuff Universal Access Research Canadian internet policy Structures of participation in policymaking New: digital policy literacy, look at young Canadians Building collaborative cultures of research between academics and activists/advocacy community
Universal Access Research Back to the 90s
Socio-Technical Model for Access
Publications with Marita Moll for CCPA: Communications in the Public Interest series
CRACIN: Community Access, Community Informatics
Policy Interventions: TPRP,2006
Sec. 7, Telecom Act: It is hereby affirmed that telecommunications performs an essential role in the maintenance of Canadas identity and sovereignty /TPRP: in enabling the economic and social welfare of Canada
A different view
RECENT STRUCTURES OF PARTICIPATION IN POLICY ISSUES
Vote on Your Favorite Idea!
Young Canadians, Participatory Digital Culture & Policy Literacy What are the everyday uses of digital technologies by youth? How do these practices shape their knowledge of digital policy issues? What tools and techniques can be mobilized to create participatory and innovative digital policy literacy toolkits? What are examples and best practices of digital policy literacy projects targeted for youth that are developed by governments, educators, and activist groups?
How might we think of digital policy literacy? If we think of communication policy as broadly construed and concerned with the various principles and procedures of action that govern the uses of communication resources, at local/national/global levels (thanks Laura!), then understanding the institutions of policy governance and the various structures of participation for the policy process is a key element of digital policy literacy.
DP ISSUES - ACCESS Ownership (internet service providers, mobile phone carriers) Net neutrality and traffic shaping debates Community & public access (libraries, schools, other intermediaries) Wi-Fi provision Spectrum management Gaps/divides/social inclusion
DP ISSUES - CONTENT Commercialization & advertising in online spaces Acceptable use policies (AUPs) in online spaces, schools, universities Data retention Representation & diversity Freedom of speech vs. censorship Authentication
DP ISSUES - PRIVACY Collection & retention of personal information by online sites, search engines Third party marketing & data mining/surveillance in online kids playgrounds (NeoPets, Second Life) Obligations of social media companies Behavioral marketing / mobile marketing Privacy policies (clear? Lucid?)
DP ISSUES IP/COPYRIGHT Terms & conditions on online sites Peer-to-peer file sharing, downloading politics, piracy discourse Fair use/ fair dealing Digital rights management Open source culture, Creative Commons Plagiarism
. Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, quoted in Butler, 2009.
Its part of growing up as a human experience to do more extreme things, to try things, to test yourself, to draw attention to yourselfuntil now, most generations could do that in relative obscurity. I worry that this isnt possible now. At some point, what people did when they were 18 at some wild party will come back to haunt them when theyre running for elected office at 38.